The Future of Work and Why It Is Important to Embrace It

The future of work is looking past physically being there for work or at work.

The Future of Work and Why It Is Important to Embrace It
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The future of work seems more uncertain today than it has ever been. In the years before, work was a physical thing and was appreciated as showing up somewhere, in person, and carrying out mandated tasks and responsibilities at the office or workplace. In such a setting, work was a daily event where every day needed planning and logistics to get yourself to work and to stay there for the allotted time. i.e., from 9 to 5.

The Cost of In-Person Work

Working in person comes with associated costs, and mostly these necessitate nearby accommodation, transportation, lunch money or at-work meals and beverages, and so on. It may seem benign, but in Cities such as Singapore, Hanoi, and Hong Kong, among many others, affording accommodation within the city or in the suburbs can be a tough call.

Gentrification and the Increasingly Unaffordable Cost of Living in Big Cities

The same goes for Amsterdam, New York, and elsewhere as gentrification, among other factors, has meant that the cost of living there is untenable. Such expense and the expensive nature of life in cities and towns globally mean that employment and physical jobs are difficult to source and sustain or even make enough to break even. If a major part of one’s income is spent on the facilitation of getting to work or sustaining the job, then it is not economically sensible to have such a job.